DIY Enrichment

Do you have empty wrapping paper tubes, toilet paper/paper towel rolls?

Don't throw them away! Instead, up-cycle those tubes into easy-to-make pet toys.

Wrapping Paper Tube - Cats

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The Samantha Show blog came up with these easy toys that is sure to give cats hours of play.

Here are the supplies you will need for the three different types of cat toys:

  • Toilet paper and paper towel rolls
  • Feathers
  • Pom Poms
  • Hot Glue
  • Straws
  • String

Some kids may need help from an adult with cutting string.

Check out the blog for step by step instructions for each toy.

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Help a Shelter Cat!

Enrichment plays a very important role in the overall health and well-being of our shelter cats. If you don't have a cat, but would like to make these toys for our shelter cats, we are sure they would enjoy putting them to good use!


Wrapping Paper Tube - Dogs

This is a simple/cheap way to keep your dogs busy and working for their meals, try this recycled paper goods tube hide and seek.

  1. Hold onto various sizes of paper towel and toilet paper tubes.
  2. Fold the ends of one side of the tube and fill with kibble. It’s ok if the kibble doesn’t fill up the whole tube – use about how much you usually use at meal time.
  3. Fold other ends.
  4. Hide somewhere in house – after foraging and shredding the dogs are happy and fed!
  5. You can also poke holes large enough for the kibble to roll out of to change up the game from shredding to smarts.
  6. Pick up and toss debris!

Please make sure you watch your pups when giving these so they do not eat the tubes

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Wrapping Paper Tubes - Bunnies

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Here is an easy DIY enrichment activity for your Bunnies.

All you will need is:

  • Cardboard tube
  • Hay
  • Your bunnies favorite treat

Stuff the hay/snack mixture inside the tube and watch your bunny go wild.